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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

MSC Lirica Ocean View Cabin

For our 21-day cruise on MSC Lirica from Italy to Dubai, we booked an ocean view cabin. We like the ocean view category because unlike an interior cabin, you get a view of the outside, but at a better price … Continue reading

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Moclips

In these days of Covid-19, for people who want to get away the middle of nowhere is the best place to go. Keeping with local travel, we found the middle of nowhere in Moclips. This unincorporated town on Washington State’s … Continue reading

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Another One Gone

Last spring I had a cruise with my sister booked on Celebrity Eclipse, which of course got cancelled due to Covid. My husband thought it was safe to book one for this November as vaccines should be available for everyone … Continue reading

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Tianjin Cruise Port

Tianjin Tianjin is China’s 4th most populous city and one of 4 under direct control of the central government of the People’s Republic of China. The walled city was built in 1404 – back when walled cities were common and … Continue reading

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Cruising the West Coast

Boarding the Royal Princess in Los Angeles, California was a much easier process than their pre-cruise emails made it sound. After having been told just a couple weeks before the cruise that we couldn’t get on the ship until 2:30pm … Continue reading

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Lopez Island

At 29.81 square miles, Lopez is the third largest of Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Ferry service from Anacortes links Lopez to the mainland and paved roads make travel around the island easy. There’s also has a small airport and … Continue reading

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Limassol, Cyprus Sea Walk and Old Town

Cruise ships visiting Limassol, Cyprus dock at a terminal in an industrial area about 3K away from town. Shuttle service brings passengers into the city. On our stop there on the MSC Lirica it cost 9 euro per person to … Continue reading

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How To Fold a Towel Whale

Supplies Needed 2 bath towels 1 washcloth eyes How To Make a Towel Whale Lay one bath towel out flat. Fold towel over across the short side, leaving about 6-8 inches of single layer hanging out beyond the end of … Continue reading

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A Virtual Christmas Vacation

Christmas in Pictures When you can’t travel for real, travel vicariously on the internet. This was a real trip last year, now it’s a virtual one. One benefit of traveling near Christmas is seeing all the decorations – sometimes in … Continue reading

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Nordkette

Prior to our cruise on the MSC Lirica, we flew into Europe via Switzerland 10 days ahead of the cruise and made our way by train to Italy for embarkation with several stops along the way. After visits to Zurich … Continue reading

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